NARUC Defers Smart Grid Resolution

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The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners was scheduled to vote on a smart grid privacy resolution at their November meeting in Chicago last week.  However, it appears that the regulators did not adopt the proposed resolution.  Our sources tell us that it was deferred, hopefully to be taken up at the February NARUC meeting.  Since the last NARUC privacy resolution was adopted in July of 2000, and data privacy issues that were barely contemplated are already the subject of intense discussion, we hope they will come back to this before companies are too far down the path to implementation.